Connie Fogal: The North American Union


Richard Moore

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Summary and Part 1:The Metamorphosis and Sabotage of Canada by Our Own 
Government- The North American Union

written by Connie Fogal, Leader CAP/PAC, November 2005

The North American continent is being transformed from three sovereign nations 
(Canada, USA, Mexico) into one regional corporate power base, the North American
Union. Unlike the creation of the European Union, there is no public political/ 
academic discourse on the merits, or pros and cons of a North American Union 
building up to a vote within each nation as to the wish of the people to join 
such a union. Instead the union is being created by stealth, is already well on 
its way to fruition, and is being imposed on us by our own elected 
representatives and government with no opposition.

The driving forces are corporate and military. The Chief Executive Officers of 
the most powerful corporations operating in the three countries want this union 
and have been working for some time devising their strategies and goals. Their 
facilitators are first, unelected officials and bureaucrats who move easily 
between corporations and government; second, former elected officials like John 
Manley , former Deputy Prime Minister of Canada; third, the heads of the three 
nations, Martin, Bush, and Fox; and finally, the governments and the rest of the
elected members who apparently just rubber stamp what is put in front of them by
the unelected officials- few questions, if any asked.

The ultimate enforcement mechanism for the North American Union is a police 

The tools for the police state are "anti-terrorist" laws.

Anti Terrorist laws are a ruse to strip the citizens of civil liberties in order
to prevent dissent against the police state.

The Orwellian justification is "security", "safety".

Part one deals with the North American Union of Canada USA and Mexico. It is 
being created by the corporate side under the North American Task Force, and the
military side by the Binational Military Planning group.

Part Two deals with -Laws Arrangements and Agreements all of which throw away 
our sovereignty, independence, and our civil liberties.

1. The Canada -U.S. Smart Border Declaration with a 30 point action plan signed 
Dec 12,2001

2. The Public Safety Act, 2002 with despotic powers to certain Cabinet Ministers

3. The Anti Terrorism Act currently under review

4.The North American Security and Prosperity Initiative (NASPI)- a report 
released January 2003 of the project of the Canadian Council of Chief 
Executives(CCCE) to develop a strategy for shaping Canada's future within North 
America and Beyond

5. The Security and Prosperity Partnership Agreement signed by Bush and Martin 
in March of 2005

6. 40 Point Smart Regulation Action Plan

7. The Report of Ministers to the Leaders -SPP- North America June 2005

Part Three deals with the effect of all this bad law, some history, and what to 
do about it.

The Metamorphosis and Sabotage of Canada by our Own Government

Part 1- North American Union

The Metamorphosis of Canada, USA and Mexico into the North American Union

Canadian patriots have been focusing on the wrong threat- annexation to the 
U.S.A with no voting rights, only colony status like a Gibraltar. The real plan 
emerges. The fact is that we are now already metamorphosing into something else-
A North American Union comprised of Canada, U.S.A.,and Mexico. The goal is an 
internally borderless North America rid of the constitutional structures and 
rules of the separate nations that created and protected the democratic fabric 
of the respective peoples.

This Union is planned, directed, organized and coordinated by unelected, 
unaccountable people of the military /industrial complex with a few academic 
apologists thrown in for good measure. It is being facilitated by all three 
elected governments. This is the same military/industrial complex that General 
Eisenhower warned against.

This group is creating a despotic regime for the pursuit of their interest 
(rapacious greed and power) which is diametrically opposed to the needs and 
interests of the citizens in all three countries. Their plan is to make all of 
North America their power base acting in their interest only. Forget the people

The two bodies (one corporate, one military) which have been functioning for 
some time to create this treasonous union are well advanced in that formation. 
They are: the Canada-U.S.A-Mexico task force and The Binational Military 
Planning Group.

1. The corporate side: the Canada-U.S.A-Mexico task force

The Canada-U.S.A-Mexico Task Force is comprised of the leading CEOs of the most 
powerful corporations from Canada, USA and Mexico, prominent former officials, 
businessmen, and academic apologists from all three countries. They are: (a.) 
From U.S.A. - Council on Foreign Relations;

(b). From Mexico- the Consejo Mexicano de Asuntos Internacionales;

(c.) From Canada: Canadian Council of Chief Executives- Founded in 1976, the 
Canadian Council of Chief Executives is Canada's premier business association 
composed of the chief executives of 150 leading Canadian enterprises. The CCCE 
was the Canadian private sector

leader in the development and promotion of the Canada-United States Free Trade 
Agreement during the 1980s and of the subsequent trilateral North American Free 
Trade Agreement.

This task force is currently headed by Canada¹s own former Liberal Deputy Prime 
Minister, John Manley (who allegedly seeks to replace Paul Martin as Prime 

This task force was sanctioned by the three leaders, Prime Minister Martin, 
President Bush and President Fox, in March of 2005 at a special meeting in Texas
at Bush¹s ranch at which the three leaders signed the Security and Prosperity 
Partnership of North America.

In practice, the elected governments of the three countries are the willing 
dupes promulgating laws that impose a police state in order to enforce rules 
that enable the new regime. Some would call this treason.

(2) The military side: The Binational Military Planning Group-

Founded in late 2002,its mandate is to lay the groundwork for the integration of
a Canada -US military command structure, and the militarization of civilian law 
enforcement, and judicial function in Canada and the USA. Their stated mandate 
is first to prepare contingency plans to respond to land and sea threats, and 
attacks, and other major emergencies; and second, to plan for coordinated 
response for military assistance to civil authorities in the event of threat or 
attack, and for civil emergency in Canada and the USA.

Neither of the Task Force nor the Military Planning group is accountable to the 
US Congress, nor to the Canadian House of Commons, nor to the Mexican 
government, and certainly Not to the citizenry.

1. Let¹s focus first on the corporate side, the Canada- USA- Mexico task force.

See: Trilateral Task Force Recommendations

And: Trilateral Commission website

And: Council on Foreign Relations: Trinational call for a North American 
Economic and Security Community by 2010

These Canadian, U.S., and Mexican elites are the same players who gave us the 
FTA and the NAFTA. They continue their work creating a North American union that
integrates our economies and transforms our total policy-making capacity away 
from the public interest and away from the public good.

This plan goes by various names:
· Deep Integration
· Harmonization
· NAFTA-plus
· the "Big Idea" (C.D. Howe Institute)
· the "North American Security and Prosperity Initiative"
· Americanization

The plan of this Canada-U.S.-Mexico task force is to establish a continent-wide 
customs union with a common approach to trade, energy, immigration, law 
enforcement and security that would virtually eliminate existing national 
borders. The task force released its recommendations for a common North America 
in May 17/18 2005.There was minor reference to it in mainstream media- no 
headline presentation. The recommendations include:

* * a common security perimeter by 2010.
* * a North American Border Pass with biometric identifiers.
* * a unified border and expanded customs facilities.

** a single economic space: (It is this area that would destroy any opportunity 
to bring back the use of our Bank of Canada.)

* * a common external tariff.
* * seamless movement of goods within North America.

* * Full labor mobility between Canada and the U.S. (Note they apparently do not
want the Mexican labourers??)

* * A North American energy strategy -as a regional alternative to Kyoto.

* * Review those sectors of NAFTA that were excluded.

* * A North American regulatory plan that would include "open skies and open 
roads" and a unified approach on food, health, and the environment.

* * Expand temporary worker programs and create a "North American preference" 
for immigration for citizens of North America.

* * A North American Investment Fund to build infrastructure to connect Mexico's
poorer regions in the south to the market to the north.

* * Restructure and reform Mexico's public finances.

* * Fully develop Mexican energy resources (Mexico wisely kept their energy out 

* * A permanent tribunal for trade and investment disputes.( Here is where any 
vestige of democratic government disappears)

* * An annual North American summit meeting.

* * A Tri-national Competition Commission with a common approach to trade 

* * Scholarships for a network of Centers for North American Studies. (To serve 
the corporations)

Below is the list of the Members of the Independent Task Force on North America-
Many are members of the Trilateral Commission - a similar corporate interest 
group from the USA, Japan and Western Europe )

Minister Pedro Aspe (Mexican co-chair), Protego
Mr. Thomas S. Axworthy, Queen's University
Ms. Heidi S. Cruz, Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc.
Mr. Nelson W. Cunningham, Kissinger McLarty Associates

Mr. Thomas P. d'Aquino (Canadian co-vice chair), Canadian Council of Chief 

Mr. Alfonso de Angoitia, Grupo Televisa, S.A.
Dr. Luis de La Calle Pardo, De la Calle, Madrazo, Mancera, S.C.
Professor Wendy K. Dobson, University of Toronto
Dr. Robert A. Pastor (U.S. co-vice chair), American University

Mr. Andréés Rozental, (Mexican co-vice chair), Consejo Mexicano de Asuntos 

Dr. Richard A. Falkenrath, The Brookings Institution

Dr. Rafael Fernandez de Castro, Instituto Tecnolóógico Autóónomo de Mééxico

Mr. Ramóón Alberto Garza, Montemedia
The Honorable Gordon D. Giffin, McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP
Mr. Allan Gotlieb, Donner Canadian Foundation
Mr. Michael Hart, Norman Paterson School of International Affairs
Mr. Carlos Heredia, Consejo Mexicano de Asuntos Internacionales
The Honorable Carla A. Hills, Hills & Company
Dr. Gary C. Hufbauer, Institute for International Economics
Dr. Luis Rubio, CIDAC
Dr. Jeffrey J. Schott, Institute for International Economics
Mr. Pierre Marc Johnson, Heenan Blaikie
The Honorable James R. Jones, Manatt Jones Global Strategies

Dr. Chappell H. Lawson (Task Force Director), Massachusetts Institute of 

The Honourable John P. Manley (Canadian co-chair), McCarthy Tetrault
Mr. David McD. Mann, Cox Hanson O'Reilly Matheson
Ms. Doris M. Meissner, Migration Policy Institute

The Honorable Thomas M.T. Niles, Institute for International Economics

The Honorable William F. Weld (U.S. co-chair),Leeds Weld & Co.
Mr. Raul H. Yzaguirre

The few media references to the task force parrot the Orwellian double speak of 
the task force and politicians. The effect is to trick the people into believing
this process is something good for us. But if you read carefully, you can 
identify that the regime change is all about the greed of an elite few. In order
to manipulate us into accepting the regime change, they pretend it will protect 
us from ³terrorists². Terrorism has become the external threat, the bogey- man 
replacing Communism, just as Moslems have replaced Jews as scapegoats..

From Reuters:

³NEW YORK (Reuters) - The United States, Canada and Mexico should establish a 
common security perimeter to guard against terrorism in North America, a 
tri-national independent task force said in a report released onTuesday.

The countries should police their borders together to help border trade, allow 
easier movement of citizens and to keep out potential security threats, the task
force said at New York's Council on Foreign Relations.

ŒIf our two borders, the one between Canada and the United States and the U.S. 
and Mexico, became a frontline for security the impact that would have on normal
relations and economic relations would be profound,¹ said co-chairman John 
Manley, a former Canadian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance.²

From All American Patriots News:

³May 17, 2005--North America is vulnerable on several fronts: the region faces 
terrorist and criminal security threats, increased economic

competition from abroad, and uneven economic development at home. In response to
these challenges, a tri-national, Independent Task Force on the Future of North 
America has developed a roadmap to promote North American security and advance 
the well-being of citizens of all three countries.

Pointing to increased competition from the European Union and rising economic 
powers such as India and China in the eleven years since NAFTA took effect, 
co-chair Pedro C. Aspe, former Finance Minister of Mexico, said, ŒWe need a 
vision for North America to address the new challenges.¹

The Task Force establishes a blueprint for a powerhouse North American trading 
area that allows for the seamless movement of goods, increased labor mobility, 
and energy security.

John P. Manley, Former Canadian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance 
said, ŒWe are asking the leaders of the United States, Mexico, and Canada to be 
bold and adopt a vision of the future that is bigger than, and beyond, the 
immediate problems of the present,¹ ŒThey could be the architects of a new 
community of North America, not mere custodians of the status quo.¹²

In other words, forget Canada; forget the United States of America; forget the 
United States of Mexico. Some might consider this rather treasonous!!

Let us be very clear here. What the task force addresses is an economic/legal 
system in their interest with a police state to enforce it.

This task force is extrapolating the globalization process into a North American
unit. Under the mantle of the WTO (an agreement in its own right,) there is in 
process a transformation of the forces of power in the world from sovereign 
national control of resources over to the global corporate control. It is what 
they call ³deregulation² and²privatization². That is why they called all the 
agreements ³Free Trade². They meant free from regulations and controls that 
protect consumers and the public generally, including protections from theft of 
the commons.

Now the intent is for transfer from global corporate control to regional 
corporate control, e.g., European Union, North American Union; that is, 
corporate political control free from government accountability to electors. The
North American task force seeks to create a unit even freer from the vestigial 
citizen involvement that exists in the E.U. (Britain and Australia are lackeys 
of the United States.)

The FTA, the NAFTA, are well known. The Canadian Action Party and other 
concerned Canadians have been detailing the harm of these agreements for years. 
CAP has steadfastly called for the abrogation of the FTA and NAFTA. We have 
always said,² Issue the 6 month notice to abrogate!² The most recent 
justification for abrogation is the U.S.¹s refusal to pay back $5 billion they 
owe our lumber industry for illegal duties the U.S. charged.

Despite years of proof of uneven and unfair use by the USA of the rules of the 
FTA and NAFTA, including the unfair closing of the U.S side of the border to 
Canadian beef, the Liberals, Conservatives, the NDP, and the Bloc Quebecois have
refused to call for abrogation. It is only in the face of the clarity of this 
latest U.S. abuse of Canada that all of them are beginning to pretend they are 
not wimps or complicit dupes. Still, none of them is willing to say, ³Abrogate, 
period!² How much longer are we willing to tolerate these politicians who not 
only meekly submit to being stomped on, but then turn to their attacker and 
apologize for being victimized?

Why do they do this? It is because all of their most influential leaders are 
members of this elite group who seek to remove democracy and entrench 
plutocracy. It is not a question of what is good for the citizens of Canada, 
U.S.A or Mexico. Note that the United States is turning that $5 billion which 
has been stolen from the Canadian lumber industry over to their own lumber 
barons, not their general body of citizens.

This North American Impetus is a natural political extension and outgrowth of 
all these global economic arrangements as the greedy financial elite look around
for the best ways to effect their goals. It has everything to do with the 
destruction of democracy and the death of freedom. These corporate bodies have 
no allegiance to the nation they happen to operate in, or to its people.

Other harmful international agreements include the General Agreement on Trade 
and Services, (GATS), the Financial Services Investment Agreement, (FSIA), the 
Free Trade Area of the Americas, (FTAA), the Central American Free Trade 
Agreement, (CAFTA). All of these grow out of the World Trade Organization, 
(WTO), itself being an agreement that commands an ongoing deregulation and 
privatization process.

The eventual goal is to have all of North and South America as one regional 
power block stronger than anything in Europe or Asia. Fortunately for human 
beings, South America has not been the easy pushover that the corporations 
presumed, so they have to settle for a North American Union for now. (Why do you
think Pat Robertson, a U.S. religious leader, on national U.S. media, and on 
Canada¹s C.B.C., recently called for the Assassination of Hugo Chavez, the 
Leader of Venezuela?)

There exists a North America Bureau of the Department of Foreign Affairs and 
International Trade. See:

The role of the North America Bureau is twofold:

* to advance, in cooperation with other parts of the Department of Foreign 
Affairs and International Trade, Canadian diplomatic missions in the United 
States and Mexico, and other Canadian Government departments and agencies, 
Canada's wide-ranging interests in its relations with the United

States and Mexico; and

* to promote Canada's broad foreign policy objectives within and through the 
Canada-US and the Canada-Mexico bilateral relationships.

In fulfilling this role, the Bureau is organized into four divisions:

* the United States Relations Division,
* the United States Transboundary Division, and
* the United States Business Development Division and
* The Mexico Division

2. Let¹s now look at the second body, The Binational Military Planning

Group. (Source Michel Chossudovsky.

Chossudovsky says the people of NORAD and the Binational Planning Group are the 
same . They operate the same command. NORAD has essentially been scrapped. It 
has been integrated into US Northern Command, and Canada has become a de facto 
member of NORTHCOM under the auspices of the Bi-national Planning Group. (BPG).

So, when Prime Minister Paul Martin said "no" to Star Wars, he did not really 
say no. He lied to us.

The Binational Planning Group was set up in late 2002 after Prime Minster 
Chrétien refused to join NORTHCOM. The creation of Northcom had been announced 
unilaterally in April 2002 by Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfield who dictated 
that the US Northern Command would have jurisdiction over the entire North 
American region. Canada and Mexico were presented with a fait accompli. US 
Northern Command¹s jurisdiction set out in the US DoD includes the continental 
US ,all of Canada, Mexico, portions of the Caribbean, contiguous waters in the 
Atlantic and Pacific oceans up to 500 miles off the Mexican, US and Canadian 
coastlines, as well as the Canadian arctic.

Northcom was being quietly negotiated with Ottawa¹s Department of Defence and 
the PMO. Under NORTHCOM the US military will cross the border and deploy troops 
anywhere in Canada, in our provinces as well as station American warships in 
Canadian territorial waters. The locale for these

discussions is not in Canada, but at the Peterson Air Force base in
Colorado, the headquarters of the US Northern Command(Northcom) .

Chossudovsky reports that Rumsfeld is said to have boasted that ³the

NORTHCOM with all of North America as its geographic command Œis part of

the greatest transformation of the Unified Command Plan (UCP) since its

inceptions in 1947'²

When PM Chretien refused to sign on the dotted line, Rumsfield et al, the

military establishment, both US and Canadian, refused to take no for an answer. 
They immediately created a new name to accommodate the concept of NORTHCOM and 
called it the Binational Planning group . It is still operating out of the 
Peterson Air force base. It was supposed to last only for two years but its 
mandate has been renewed to spring of 2006. (Note- look for a Canadian election 
before the expiry date.)

The BPG has a staff of 50 US and Canadian military planners laying the 
groundwork fo the integration of Canada -US military command structures. The BPG
works in close coordination with the Canada-US Military Cooperation Committee at
the Pentagon- responsible for detailed

joint military planning.

Respecting missile defence, Martin told the press on February 22,2005: "[The 
Americans] were told we will not participate." "It is a firm 'no.'"

Chossudovsky reminds us that simultaneously, Frank McKenna ambassador designate 
to the US, in a contradictory statement, told the media ³ Canada's participation
in the controversial BMD is a "done deal". It's de facto. It was part of a 
negotiation process initiated two years ago.

"We're part of it now and the question is what more do we need?" said McKenna. 
"There's no doubt, in looking back, ... that the NORAD amendment has given, has 
created part, in fact a great deal, of what the United States means in terms of 
being able to get the input for defensive weaponry."

What Ambassador McKenna was hinting at, without revealing the substance of 
US-Canada negotiations (behind closed doors), is that NORAD is a defunct 
military body.

So the military side of this treason is waiting for government sanction in the 
spring of 2006 after our next election. Once again the arrogant confidence is at
least irritating if not alarming.

Even though there is no official sanction yet, de facto sanctions exist as 
Canada is participating more and more in the US wars.. Now we have more troops 
in Afghanistan, and General Hilliard is warning Canadians to be prepared for the
body bags returning to Canada. There is something really wrong with this 

In a comprehensive report prepared shortly before the Bush-Martin talks November
2004, the BPG made recommendations on: " how the two countries' militaries can 
work together more effectively to counter these [terrorist] threats. ... 
formalizing cooperation already taking place on an informal basis." (Statement 
of BPG spokesman, US Department of Defence Information, November 3, 2004)

With regard to military negotiations, McKenna knows what is happening behind the
scenes. He was on the board of directors of the Carlyle Group together with Bush
Senior and Frank Carlucci (The bin Laden family were investors in Carlyle until 

Carlyle, is the leading private equity investor in the aerospace and defence 
industries in the US and Canada. It plays a key role in the formulation of US 
defence and foreign policy. It has a vested interest in Canada's integration 
into NORTHCOM. Michel Chossusdovsky points out that ³Canada¹s participation in 

Bilateral Planning Group and hence the Northern Command implies Canada's 
acceptance not only of Star Wars, but of the entire US war agenda, requiring 
significant hikes in Canada's defence spending. The latter are intended to fuel 
the military-industrial complex. Canada's defence contractors are supportive of 
this process.²

Chossudovsky points to Canada's February 2005 budget, released on the day 
following P.M. PaulMartin's categorical "No" to the Missile Defence Program. 
Chossudovsky notes that ³an additional $12.8 billion dollars (Cdn) (over the 
next five years), has added to Canada's spiralling defence budget. The stated 
objective is to Œburnish the country's credibility as a global peacekeeping 

Chossudovsky notes further that the budget is not meant to refurbish the 
country's conventional military hardware, but rather will be channelled to 
Canadian weapons producers, many of which are affiliates of US defence 
conglomerates, upon Canada's accession to NORTHCOM.. He lists some major players
in Canada's defence industry: General Dynamics (Canada), Bell Helicopter Textron
(Canada), General Motors Defense, CAE Inc, Bombardier,

SNC-Lavalin Group, etc.

So we can see that those two bodies, the trilateral task force and the Bilateral
Planning group, are well entrenched in process.

The fact is that most Canadians oppose this deep economic and military 

Now the greedy corporations are staking out a claim on more and more land in a 
region of North America in order to be bigger, and better and more profitable 
than a group of corporations from another regional block. The European Union was
the first block. There is a rising Asian block. I am not the first to see the 
USA attacks on the middle east as a means of

preventing the Asian blocks from becoming the most powerful . The third region 
is the Americas. South America has not been an easy go for the globalizers. So 
the focus is concentrating for now on North America.)

By examination of the arrangements and deals happening under our noses but by 
stealth, we can see that our worries expressed over the years are coming to 
fruition. The globalizers are well into the process of implementing a clear 
regime run by them, about them, for them, and enforced by governments. The 
masses of people do not count except as cannon fodder in the wars of conquest 
and as slaves for the production process .

There is every intention of regime change from democracy to tyranny. Our 
governments are already the willing whipping boys being the instruments of 
social control. They have no shame in removing our civil liberties and 
destroying our constitutional protections .This is happening all around the 
world with the USA, Britain, Australia and Canada being the most advanced in the
regime change process. It is an outrage and a disgrace that Canada is now 
competing with Britain to become the lowliest lick spittle groveling agent to 
the USA led regime change process. There is nothing good in this regime change 
process for the citizen.

€ Introduction:

€ Part 1- The North American Union

€ Part 2- Agreements, Arrangements, and Laws

€ Part 3- Effect of the Bad Laws, some history, and what to do

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